A bill proposed in the state legislature would raise the age someone is considered a juvenile by the courts from 18 to 21-years-old.
Supporters of the bill say teens and young adults do not have the brain development to fully understand their actions.
The chief opponents to the bill are law enforcement officials, who say people over the age of 18 know right from wrong.
An effort to raise the juvenile age to 19 failed in the legislature last year.
(Kim Tunnicliffe/WBZ NewsRadio)